Welcome to the North Penn Planetarium

Mark your calendars for a Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, October 23, 2014.  In our area, we should see the start to cover part of the Sun a little after 5:00 pm when the Sun is low in the sky to the West.  DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN TO VIEW THIS ECLIPSE AS THE SUN'S LIGHT CAN DAMAGE YOUR EYES!!!  To learn safe tips for watching the eclipse and more about eclipses check out the following link: http://www.space.com/15584-solar-eclipses.html
You can also watch a Live Stream of the event from Griffiths Observatory in California by clicking on the following link: Live Stream of Solar Eclipse
If you want to learn more about these celestial events, come to our Community Program at the North Penn Planetarium on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  We will discuss these events and then, weather permitting, take a look at the stars through our new 12 in Dobsonian Telescope.
If you didn't get a chance to see the Lunar Eclipse on 10/8/2014, check out this streaming video from the Griffith Observatory in California:  Live Stream
Welcome back to another great year in the North Penn Planetarium!!  As the new school year is beginning we are excited to offer some new and exciting programs to the community.  Please check out our Community Page with the updated schedule.  Check back often for more updates on what is happening in the planetarium and in the sky!
The North Penn Planetarium is now on Twitter!  If you would like to learn about astronomy and get information on upcoming events in the planetarium here at North Penn, then follow us at @NPplanetarium!
The North Penn School District would like to welcome you to the North Penn Planetarium. Our planetarium features a state of the art 30 foot dome and can seat up to 57 people. We offer programming that caters to all ages featuring presentations that focus on such things as our changing night sky, the seasonal sun and the moon, as well as many other aspects of our sky.

If you have some questions for Mr. Bauman, the Planetarium Director, check out the Ask Mr. B! link on the left. You can also check out the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day by clicking on the NASA link on the left.   You will also find a link for a feedback form.  If you have attended a program at the planetarium, please take a few minutes to fill out the form so that we can hear about your experience and work to make our programs the most enjoyable and educational that we can.  Please check out the link to request use of the planetarium for a private function/group.  You will find information about our fee structure and the programs that we offer, as well as a form to submit for reserving the planetarium.  After you submit your form, I will be in touch as soon as I am able to confirm dates, times and the programing.

Keep checking back frequently as we continue to update our website!

See you in the stars!

James Bauman
Planetarium Director
Astronomy Teacher
North Penn Planetarium
Last Modified on October 21, 2014